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Sweet Spot

noun: the area around the center of mass of a bat, racket, or head of a club that is the most effective part with which to hit a ball.

This was the only definition of sweet spot that I could (easily) find online.  Interesting because I’ve been using the term “sweet spot” a lot recently and not meaning anything related to sports…

What I mean by sweet spot is a time, a moment, a friendship, a project, a place, where you feel alive and with the current, so to speak, of who you are created to be and what you are created to do.  Sweet spot as shalom, as a “Kingdom of heaven is like,”  type of deal.

Some of my sweet spot highlights include: Being a “P.A. Rebel” with my friend Jessica in 8th grade. Serving in the dining hall on YL’s work crew.  Northwestern’s Elder Hall freshman year.  The Flat.  Working on Life Signs at YL Camp.  Leading Campaigners.  Hosting dinners and making homemade chicken curry (among other things) for friends.

I think a joyful, growing life involves a focusing and living within our sweet spots, as much as life and work allow for.


About Samantha Curley

Hi! My name is Samantha Curley. I live in Pasadena, California where I run a non-profit organization called Level Ground (onlevelground.org). I like to ponder, ask questions, and share stories about life, art, and faith.


One thought on “Sweet Spot

  1. I love this. And I agree. It’s this undeniable joy that you experience when you are in a
    “sweet spot” moment, almost transcendent. Shalom it is.

    Posted by Christine Boye | November 1, 2011, 10:07 PM

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